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Teacher quota bill and ordinance query

Khan came with ads that 4 central universities had put out for faculty recruitment to prove his point and demanded a reply from the government by evening
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu then directed the government to find out why the mandated quota was not being implemented despite the election-eve ordinance that restored the 200-point roster system following protests across campuses and in Parliament.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu then directed the government to find out why the mandated quota was not being implemented despite the election-eve ordinance that restored the 200-point roster system following protests across campuses and in Parliament.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   New Delhi   |   Published 28.06.19, 02:27 AM

The government on Thursday introduced the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha to replace an ordinance that had restored the 200-point roster system for hiring faculty.

But an hour before the government introduced the bill, a Samajwadi Party MP had told the Rajya Sabha the mandated quota was not being implemented despite the ordinance.

Javed Ali Khan came with advertisements that four central universities had put out for faculty recruitment to prove his point and demanded a reply from the government by evening.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu then directed the government to find out why the mandated quota was not being implemented despite the election-eve ordinance that restored the 200-point roster system following protests across campuses and in Parliament.

Khan raised the matter as a zero hour mention and showed the ads for the posts of professor, associate professor and assistant professor put out by the Central University of Punjab, Central University of Karnataka, Central University of Tamil Nadu and the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak.

The ads had been issued in May, more than two months after the outgoing government decided on March 7 — three days before elections were announced — to promulgate an ordinance to bring back the 200-point roster system where the university, and not individual departments, would be considered as a unit.

The 200-point system had been done away with after Allahabad High Court had in April 2017 held it faulty, replacing it with a 13-point roster system.

Under the 13-point system, each department was considered a unit and posts were reserved by taking into account all teaching positions — professors, associate professors and assistant professors.

According to Khan, the seats reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the ads fell short of what it should be according to the reservation policy.

In the Punjab university, only 50 of the 156 posts advertised were for the three reserved categories whereas the total quota should have been 75.

Similarly, he said, in the Tamil Nadu university, of the 113 posts advertised, 40 were reserved though the quota should have been 56 seats.

The same was the case in the tribal university where only 35 of the 95 posts advertised were for the reserved categories against the mandated 47.

In Karnataka, 137 posts were advertised with just 60 seats reserved against the mandated 68.

Further, he pointed out that there was no OBC quota in any of the four universities for the posts of professor and associate professor.



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